FAD recovery this year was in three sessions, the first on May 11th was aborted on the first FAD to be picked up, and the process was restarted a week later on the 18th when the four most northern FADs were recovered intact, the FSC FAD mooring gear which had separated from the float in early December was also recovered. Aside from the two instances of mooring failure, all FADs remained in position for the whole 6½ months. Gale force winds in January and February and the 60kt winds and 7m swells in late May did not budge them.
Deployment for the 2016-17 season will take place in early November.
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